Freya Fertility is situated in Herning, the heart of Jutland and we would like to help you, whether you wish to donate oocytes or to receive oocytes from donor.
Oocyte donation is used, if:
- you are not able to produce oocytes of sufficient quality.
- you suffer from a genetic condition/disease, that you do not want to pass on to your children.
In oocyte donation, oocytes from another woman is fertilized with your partners semen, and then transferred to your uterus.
A woman, who donates oocytes, is the biological mother of the child, but legally the motherhood is transferred to the recipient of the oocyte.
What is the procedure for oocyte donation.
Oocytes are retrieved from oocyte donor and fertilized with sperm from the partner of the recipient or sperm from a donor (double donation). The embryos are then cultured in an EmbryoScope for 5 days, and the ones evolved to blastocysts are being frozen.
Afterwards the recipient is being primed, so that an embryo can be transferred to her uterus. If the recipient has a very regular cycle, the transfer can be made in a natural cycle (without hormone stimulation).
If the recipient does not have a regular cycle, the endometrium will be primed using tablets containing Estradiol supplemented with progesterone (vaginally) before transferring the embryo.
Sometimes the oocyte donor and the oocyte recipient can be synchronized,
so the embryos are transferred fresh and the freezing part is left out. (Right now there are restrictions due to Corona virus)
What are the rules for donating oocytes?
According to the Health Departments guidelines an oocyte donor must be between 18-35 years old. She can be the biological mother of max. 12 children, and it is recommended, that an oocyte donor donates oocytes no more than 6 times. An oocyte donor can choose to be anonymous, non-anonymous or known.
- An anonymous oocyte donor is not known to the oocyte recipient, but the recipient can have information about the skin tone, hair color, eye color, height, weight, and age of the donor.
- A non-anonymous oocyte donor is allowed to give the recipient more information, and the child is allowed to contact the oocyte donor, when the child is 18 years old. (open donation).
- A known oocyte donor is typically a donor, that the recipient knows. This means, that you can bring your own oocyte donor, if you are in need of treatment with oocyte donation. Your mother or your daughter can not donate oocytes, but your sister, a friend or another family member can. The oocyte donor can not be closely related to your husband, as it increases the risk of genetic disease/conditions in the child.
Freya Fertility offers all of these above mentioned oocyte donations.
To donate oocytes, the donor must enter an IVF treatment.